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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Prosecutors say an Arizona woman died from a former Casper doctor's prescription of a drug cocktail of two opioids, a muscle relaxant and anti-anxiety medication. Dr. Shakeel Kahn is accused of illegally selling anti-anxiety and pain-relieving drug prescriptions to patients in six states. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Jessica Burch of Arizona filled prescriptions signed by Kahn two days before her death. Kahn's case is on hold while he seeks access to frozen funds to pay for his defense.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - University of Wyoming officials will have to find an additional $15 million for a planned science facility after state lawmakers approved $85 million for the project. UW president Laurie Nichols says the school will gladly accept the $85 million and will figure out how to fill the gap to build the $100 million facility. The UW Board of Trustees will likely discuss how to pay for the remaining $15 million when it meets this week.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Gillette authorities say a fast-food restaurant employee initially thought to be the victim of an armed robbery was actually in on the crime. The Gillette News-Record reports that 29-year-old Aaron Michael Watson pleaded not guilty earlier this month to a federal charge. Police initially believed a man robbed Watson at gunpoint. But suspicion shifted to Watson after police saw surveillance video of Watson with the suspect, identified as Melvin Jefferson, before the robbery.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The Bridger-Teton National Forest has acquired a sprawling former ranch that had been the largest remaining private inholding along the Upper Gros Ventre River valley. The $3 million purchase of the property once owned by former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl of Wisconsin was recently announced by the U.S. Forest Service and The Trust For Public Land. Kohl, a wealthy businessman who served in the senate from 1989 to 2013, donated the ranch to the land trust in 2014.

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